Diversity and our Commitment to a Quality Workplace
The commitment of each of our more than 750 employees is vital to our success. We believe that a quality workplace and comprehensive benefit programs are central to establishing and maintaining this commitment.
Boston Properties is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fair and impartial treatment in all of our relations with employees as well as applicants for employment and to recruit, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic. Managers base employment decisions on the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruiting, hiring, upgrading and downgrading, discharge, training, promotions (in all job titles), compensation, benefits, layoffs, returns from layoffs and social and recreational programs. The intention behind our policy is to comply with the law and provide for an Equal Employment Opportunity program that will simultaneously serve the requirements of society, the law, sound business practices, and individual dignity. By this program, Boston Properties wishes to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to make their maximum contribution to Boston Properties and to their own career goals.
We are also committed to maintaining a respectful workplace which includes a working environment that is free from sexual harassment and other types of discriminatory harassment. To reinforce this commitment, the Company has developed a policy against harassment and a reporting procedure for employees who have been subjected to or witnessed harassment. This policy applies to all work-related settings and activities, whether inside or outside the workplace, and includes business trips and business-related social events. In addition, we have developed a comprehensive ethics training program and regularly train employees regarding their obligations under our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Our employees understand their responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest, fraud, financial reporting, and dealing fairly in our business relationships, among other matters.
The Boston Properties benefits program is designed to meet the changing needs of our diverse workforce and enable us to retain and support our employees and their families. The program is comprehensive and competitive and offers flexibility and choice in coverage. Some of the benefits that we offer our employees are:
The success of our efforts in the workplace is demonstrated by the long tenure of our employees. More than 35% of our employees have worked at Boston Properties for over 10 years and approximately 11% have worked at the Company for more than 20 years.
Our success is the result of the efforts of each of our employees. Our commitment to a quality workplace and quality benefits align our employees with our strategy for success, and helps make them positive contributors to their communities.